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MBB Returns Home to Host Texas Tech


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Baylor (14-8, 5-4) vs. Texas Tech (9-11, 2-7)
Feb. 9, 2013 | 3:00 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)

TV: Big 12 Network & WatchESPN
Radio: ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, Sirius 137, XM 192
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Date Sat., Feb. 9 | 3:00 p.m. CT
Location Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
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TV Big 12 Network (KCEN in Central Texas)
TV Talent Brad Sham (pxp), Stephen Howard (color)
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BAYLOR BEARS
Record 14-8, 5-4
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Last Game Lost at Oklahoma State, 69-67 (OT)
Head Coach Scott Drew
Career: 189-143 (11th season)
BU Record: 169-132 (10th season)
TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
Record 9-11, 2-7
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Last Game Lost vs. Kansas State, 68-59
Head Coach Chris Walker
Career: 9-11 (1st season)
TTU Record: 9-11 (1st season)

STORY LINES
• Saturday's game will be televised on Big 12 Network with Brad Sham (pxp) and Stephen Howard (analyst) serving as talent.
• Saturday is the 126th series meeting between Baylor and Texas Tech. The Bears are 31-26 all-time vs. TTU in Waco.
• With a win vs. TTU, Baylor would avoid its first 4-game losing streak since losing six straight in 2009.
• Baylor has won 5 of its last 6 games against Texas Tech and is 11-3 in its last 14 games against the Red Raiders.
• Baylor is 21-8 in Big 12 home games since the start of the 2010 conference season.
• Baylor is 53-10 at home since the start of the 2009-10 season and 79-19 at home since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Baylor has won a school-record 16 consecutive games against in-state opponents (10-0 in 2011-12, 6-0 in 2012-13).
• Baylor is 13-2 in its last 15 games against founding members of the Big 12 South Division (UT, TTU, A&M, OU, OSU).
• Baylor has more Big 12 wins in the last 5+ seasons (49-42) than its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
• In Big 12 play, Baylor leads the Big 12 with 40.3 rebounds per game, 22.5% 3-point defense and +6.4 scoring margin.
• Baylor ranks 2nd in the league in FG defense (38.6), blocks (4.8), and rebounding margin (+3.2) in conference play.
• Baylor has accounted for 29% of the 73 double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (20-of-72). Isaiah Austin (8) and Cory Jefferson (7) each have more double-doubles this season than 6 Big 12 teams (WVU-5, TCU-4, UT-3, OSU-2, OU-2, KSU-2).
Pierre Jackson has scored in double figures in 29 straight games, averaging 18.8 pts/gm and 6.1 assts/gm during the streak.
• Jackson has made a 3FG in 33 consecutive games, which is the 2nd-longest streak in program history (LaceDarius Dunn-45).
• Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (19.3) and assists (6.0); he's on pace to be the first player to lead a power-6 conference in scoring and assists since Arizona's Jason Terry in 1998-99. Jackson also ranks 4th in steals (1.6) and 4th in AST/TO ratio (1.6).
• Jackson is 2nd in the Big 12 in 3FGM (2.6/gm), 3rd in minutes (34.2), 5th in FT% (79.2) and 6th in 3FG% (36.2).
• Three Baylor players are in the Big 12's top 15 in scoring -- Jackson (1st, 19.3), Austin (8th, 14.1) and Jefferson (12th, 12.5).
• Jefferson ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in FG% (59.3) and blocks (2.0/gm) and 3rd in rebounding (8.4/gm) and double-doubles (7).
• Jefferson has scored 276 points in 22 games this season after scoring 148 points in 55 games over his first two seasons.
• Austin leads the Big 12 in double-doubles (8) and rebounding (9.6), ranks 8th in scoring (14.1) and 10th in FG percentage (48.4).
Brady Heslip has made a 3FG in 54 of 59 games in his career. He has 38 games with 2+ 3FG and 25 games with 3+ 3FG.
• Heslip is tied for 8th on Baylor's all-time 3-point FGs made list (145) -- he needs 13 made 3FGs to tie Henry Dugat (158) for 8th.
A.J. Walton ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in AST/TO ratio (1.9), 3rd in steals (1.9) and 7th in assists (3.9).
• Walton is 1 of 2 players in program history with 200+ career steals and 1 of 5 with 400+ career assists.
• Walton (89-37) needs 2 more wins to tie former teammate Anthony Jones (91-38) for 2nd place on Baylor's all-time wins list.
• Rico Gathers has recorded 10+ rebounds in 4 of 5 games in which he's played 20+ minutes this season.
• Gathers ranks 5th in the Big 12 in with 7.6 rebs/gm in league play. His 6.0 rpg in all games ranks 2nd among Big 12 freshmen.
• Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.85 minutes played, which averages out to 14.0 rebounds per 40 minutes.Head coach Scott Drew is coaching his 302nd game at Baylor (169-132). His .561 winning percentage is best in program history among coaches with 4 or more seasons, and he has a .682 winning percentage since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Baylor is 135-63 since the start of the 2007-08 season, including four 20-win seasons in the last five years. The Bears had the exact same number of wins in the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference (135-176).
• Baylor has the Big 12's 2nd-longest active streak with at least one 3-point field goal made in 679 consecutive games.

SERIES HISTORY
• Saturday's game marks the 126th meeting in the series with Texas Tech. The Red Raiders hold a 75-50 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1936-37 season.
• Baylor is 31-26 all-time in Waco against Texas Tech and has won 11 of the last 14 series meetings, including six of the last seven games played against the Red Raiders at the Ferrell Center.
• Baylor is 11-8 against Texas Tech during the Scott Drew era and 16-18 against TTU since the Big 12's inception in 1996.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• Saturday's game will be televised on Big 12 Network at 3 p.m. CT. It's the second of three times the Bears play on Big 12 Network with this season, with the first coming when the Bears won 82-56 at TCU onJan. 26. Brad Sham (play-by-play) and Stephen Howard (analyst) will serve as talent.
• The game will be shown on KCEN in Central Texas.

A WIN WOULD ...
• Be Scott Drew's 170th career victory as Baylor head coach -- 31 shy of Bill Henderson's Baylor record.
• Extend Baylor's winning streak vs. Texas Tech to 4 games, its longest in the all-time series since 1987-88.
• Tie the Bears' longest winning streak in the all-time series vs. TTU -- (1959-60; 1966-68; 1987-88).
• Extend Baylor's winning streak against in-state opponents to a school-record 17 consecutive games.
• Mark the 4th consecutive season the Bears have been above .500 through their first 10 Big 12 Conference games -- the Bears weren't above .500 through 10 games in any of the 13 Big 12 seasons prior to the last four.
• Give Baylor wins in 6 of its last 7 and 12 of its last 15 games against Texas Tech.
• Improve Baylor's all-time record against Texas Tech to 51-75, including a 12-8 mark during the Drew era.
• Improve Baylor's record to 136-63 since the start of the 2007-08 season, surpassing its number of wins from the Big 12's first 11 seasons combined (135-176).
• Give Baylor a 50-42 record in Big 12 games since 2007-08, 5 more wins than the Bears had in the Big 12's first 11 years (45-131).
• Improve Baylor's record to 28-46 in the month of February in the Drew era, including a 17-11 record since 2009-10.

STEPPING UP DEFENSE IN CONFERENCE PLAY
• Baylor ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in scoring defense in conference play, allowing just 62.2 points per game.
• The Bears have allowed 58.9 points per game in their 7 Big 12 contests that didn't go to overtime.
• Baylor leads the Big 12 with 40.3 rebounds per game, 22.5% 3-point defense and +6.4 scoring margin in league play.
• Baylor ranks 2nd in the league in FG defense (38.6), blocks (4.8), and rebounding margin (+3.2).
• Baylor limited Oklahoma State to a season-low 54 points on Jan. 21, which was 8 points below the Cowboys' previous season low, and the lowest point total the Bears had allowed against OSU since Baylor won 53-50 on Dec. 4, 1959.
• Baylor held Kansas to 61 points on Jan. 14, the Jayhawks' lowest point total at Allen Fieldhouse since Feb. 5, 2006.
• Baylor held TCU to 40 points on Jan. 12, the fewest points any Big 12 opponent has ever scored against the Bears.
• Baylor beat Texas Tech 82-48 on Jan. 8, marking the Bears' largest-ever margin of victory in a Big 12 road game.

PILING UP WINS AGAINST HISTORIC RIVALS
• Baylor went a perfect 10-0 against former Big 12 South Division members in 2011-12. The Bears swept Oklahoma and Oklahoma State for the first time in program history, they swept Texas and Texas A&M in the same season for the first time since 1970-71, and BU swept Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech in the same season for the first time ever.
• Baylor extended its winning streak to 13 games against former Big 12 South teams before losing to OU and OSU.
• The Bears have won 13 of their last 15 against former Big 12 South teams, including a 3-2 mark this season.

TEXAS-SIZED SUCCESS
• Baylor is 19-4 in its last 23 games against in-state Big 12 opponents (conference members when games were played) -- Texas A&M (5-1), Texas Tech (5-1), Texas (6-2) and TCU (2-0). Baylor went 6-0 against Texas Big 12 schools last season.
• Baylor is riding a 16-game winning streak against in-state opponents, dating back to the start of the 2011-12 season.
• Baylor went a perfect 10-0 against in-state competition in 2011-12 and the Bears are 6-0 vs. in-state teams this season.
• Prior to its recent in-state success, the Bears were a combined 10-27 in Scott Drew's first six seasons at Baylor.

BAYLOR'S RECENT SUCCESS IN THE BIG 12
• Baylor is 49-42 in Big 12 games in the last five-plus seasons and has tallied the four highest Big 12 win totals in program history during that span -- 12 in 2011-12, 11 in 2009-10, 9 in 2007-08, and 7 in 2010-11.
• In the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference, Baylor amassed a 45-131 league record. Prior to Scott Drew's arrival in 2003, Baylor won only 33 Big 12 games in the conference's first seven seasons.

JACKSON ON TRACK TO MAKE HISTORY
• Bob Cousy Award finalist Pierre Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (19.3) and assists (6.0), and he is on track to be the first power-6 conference player to lead his league in points and assists since Arizona's Jason Terry in 1998-99.
• No Big 12 player has ever led the league in points and assists, and Jackson can become the first Baylor player to lead the Big 12 in points and the second to lead the conference in assists (Tweety Carter, 5.9 in 2009-10).
• Jackson is the only player ranked in the nation's top 30 in points (21st) and assists (22nd) per game (as of Feb. 7).

JACKSON'S DOUBLE-FIGURE STREAK AT 29 GAMES
• Jackson has scored in double figures in 29 straight games, averaging 18.8 points and 6.1 assists per game during the streak.
• Jackson's is the Big 12's longest active double-figure scoring streak, 19 ahead of the next closest -- Kansas' Ben McLemore (10) and Iowa State's Will Clyburn (10).
• Jackson is the only player in the nation's top 30 in both points per game (19.3; 21st) and assists per game (6.0; 22nd).
• Jackson has scored 544 points and dished out 177 assists during the 29-game streak.
• Jackson's streak is the longest by a Baylor player since LaceDarius Dunn went 32 games from March 6, 2010 to Feb. 26, 2011.

AUSTIN'S IMPROVEMENT
• Freshman Isaiah Austin is averaging 14.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over his last 13 games.
• Austin averaged 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over his first 7 collegiate games prior to the recent streak.
• Austin has 7 double-doubles, 11 double-figure scoring games and 9 double-figure rebounding games in his last 13 contests.
• The streak started with a 23-point, 17-rebound performance on Dec. 12, marking the 5th time a Baylor player has ever reached those numbers. That game was his 2nd career double-double, and 7 of his 8 double-doubles have been in the last 11 games.
• Kevin Durant (Texas) and Michael Beasley (Kansas State) are the only other Big 12 freshmen to reach those numbers in a game.

RICO'S REBOUNDS
• Freshman Rico Gathers has recorded at least 10 rebounds in 4 of 5 games in which he's played 20 or more minutes.
• Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.85 minutes of playing time, which averages out to 14.0 rebounds per 40 minutes.
• Gathers ranks 13th in the Big 12 with 6.0 rebounds per game, which trails only teammate Isaiah Austin (9.6) among freshmen.
• Gathers is 4th in the Big 12 with 2.7 offensive rebounds per game, despite playing just 17.0 minutes per game.
• In Big 12 play, Gathers ranks 5th in the league with 7.6 rebounds per game and 2nd with 3.2 offensive rebounds per game.

JEFFERSON'S BREAKOUT CAMPAIGN
Cory Jefferson started just one game in his first two seasons playing at Baylor (2009-10, 2011-12; redshirted 2010-11), while playing behind four frontcourt players currently in the NBA (Ekpe Udoh, Perry Jones III, Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller).
• Jefferson has scored in double figures in 15 of 22 games this year, including three 20-point games and 7 double-doubles.
• Jefferson entered the season with a career high of 25 minutes, but he's played at least 27 minutes in 16 of 22 games this season.
• Jefferson scored more points in his first 12 games this season (158) than in 55 career games over his first two years (148).

DOUBLE-DOUBLES ALL AROUND
• Baylor has accounted for 29% of the double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (21-of-73) -- Baylor 21, Iowa State 16, Kansas 11, Texas Tech 7, West Virginia 5, TCU 4, Texas 3, Oklahoma State 2, Oklahoma 2, Kansas State 2.
Isaiah Austin (8) and Cory Jefferson (7) each have more double-doubles than 6 Big 12 teams (WVU, TCU, UT, OSU, OU, KSU).
Rico Gathers (3), Pierre Jackson, Taurean Prince and L.J. Rose have also had double-doubles this season.
• Austin is the nation's only freshman from a power conference with 8 double-doubles this season.
• Active Big 12 players have combined for 16 career double-digit assist games, and Jackson (6), A.J. Walton (2) and Rose (1) have combined for 9 of those 16 games with 10 or more assists.

AUSTIN MAKING HISTORY
Isaiah Austin has had a pair of historic games in his brief career at Baylor. He posted 19 points and 20 rebounds on Jan. 30 against Oklahoma, coming up 1 point shy of the 4th 20-20 game in program history and first since Brian Skinner on Feb. 10, 1997.
• Austin's 20 rebounds vs. OU were the most by a player from a power-6 conference this season and tied for 13th-most in a game in Baylor history. No Baylor player has had more than 20 rebounds since 1994, prior to the formation of the Big 12.
• He recorded 23 points and 17 rebounds on Dec. 12 against Lamar, marking the 5th time in program history a player has reached those numbers and the first time since Terry Black (32p/17r; 11/27/99). Jerome Lambert (25p/18r; 12/10/93), Brian Skinner (24p/18r; 12/3/97) and Black (25p/18r; 11/20/99) had the only other 23-point, 17-rebound games in Baylor history.
• Austin joined Kevin Durant (Texas) and Michael Beasley (Kansas State) as the only Big 12 freshmen to reach those numbers.

WALTON 3RD ON BAYLOR WINS LIST, JEFFERSON 2 SHY OF TOP 10
• Senior G A.J. Walton is now 2 wins behind former teammate Anthony Jones (91) for 2nd on Baylor's all-time wins list.
• Walton has a .706 career winning percentage in games played (89-37), which is best among players with 100 or more games.
• Cory Jefferson (60) needs 2 more wins to tie Henry Dugat (62) for 10th on the Bears' career wins list.
• Jefferson has an .779 career winning percentage in career games played (60-17).

WALTON ETCHING NAME IN RECORD BOOK
• A.J. Walton became the 2nd player in program history 200+ career steals when he reached the milestone at OSU (2/6/13).
• Walton became the 5th player in program history with 400+ career assists when he recorded his 400th at Iowa State (2/2/13).
• Walton (89) needs one win to join Anthony Jones (91) and Quincy Acy (97) as Baylor's only players with 90+ career wins.

AUSTIN AMONG FRESHMEN DOUBLE-DOUBLES LEADERS
Isaiah Austin has 8 double-doubles this season, which is the most of any freshman from a power conference.
• Austin's 8 double-doubles are tied for the Big 12 lead with Iowa State's Melvin Ejim.
• Austin has 7 double-doubles in his last 13 games after recording 1 in his first 7 games played.

TWO OF LONGEST 3-POINT STREAKS IN BAYLOR HISTORY
• Baylor guards Pierre Jackson and Brady Heslip combined for two of the longest streaks of games with at least one 3-point field goal made in program history.
• Jackson is on a 33-game streak dating back to the last 12 games of the 2011-12 season, which is the 2nd-longest in Baylor history. LaceDarius Dunn holds the program record with 45 consecutive games.
• Heslip had his 20-game streak snapped against TCU on Jan. 12, but it was the 7th-longest streak in Baylor history.

JACKSON NEXT IN LINE FOR 1,000-POINT CLUB
Pierre Jackson entered the 2012-13 season on pace to become the 26th 1,000-point scorer in school history. Jackson, who scored 523 points in his first season in Waco last year, needs 72 more points to become the 8th 1,000-point scorer in the Scott Drew era, joining Aaron Bruce, Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat, Kevin Rogers, LaceDarius Dunn, Tweety Carter and Quincy Acy.
• Jackson needs to average 8.0 points per game over the next 9 games to reach 1,000 points prior to the postseason.
• Jackson is on pace to become the Bears' 26th all-time 1,000-point scorer and the 5th to get there in only two seasons, joining Dunn, Terry Teagle, Vinnie Johnson and William Chatmon.

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
• Baylor is 53-10 at home in the last 3-plus seasons, winning a Ferrell Center-record 15 home games in both 2009-10 and 2010-11, and going 14-3 at the Ferrell Center a season ago. Baylor is 79-19 in the last 5-plus seasons at home, an .806 winning percentage.

JACKSON REPEATS AS COUSY AWARD FINALIST
• Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year Pierre Jackson has been named one of 12 finalists for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award and one of 25 players on the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List.
• Jackson was one of 11 finalists for the Cousy Award during his All-America debut season in Waco last year, joining Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary's) and Phil Pressey (Missouri) as the only repeat finalists from 2012.

DREW COACHING 302ND GAME AT BAYLOR
Scott Drew will be coaching his 302nd game as Baylor's head coach on Saturday.
• Drew is 169-132 over 10 seasons at Baylor, and his .561 winning percentage is the best in program history among coaches with four or more seasons at the helm. His teams have a .682 winning percentage since the start of the 2007-08 season (135-63).
• Drew is 32 wins shy of Baylor's all-time wins record held by Bill Henderson (201-239), despite coaching 129 fewer games.
• Drew has guided Baylor to four of its seven 20-win seasons in the program's 107-year history.
• Drew's squads have also done well in the classroom, as 23 players have earned degrees during his tenure.
• Drew is tied with Kansas' Bill Self as the Big 12 Conference's second-longest tenured head coach. Drew, who is in his 10th season at Baylor in 2012-13, is second only to Texas' Rick Barnes, who is in his 15th season in Austin.

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A MADE 3-POINT FIELD GOAL -- 679
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 679 consecutive games -- the Big 12's 2nd-longest active streak behind Texas.
• Baylor has connected from 3-point range in every game since Feb. 21, 1990, a win over Texas Tech.

NATIONAL RADIO COVERAGE
• Saturday's game can be heard on ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, and fans not in the Central Texas area can hear the game online at www.BaylorBears.com. John Morris (play-by-play) and Pat Nunley (analyst) will serve as talent.
• Baylor's radio broadcast is available nationally through satellite radio on Sirius 137 and XM 192.

UP NEXT
• Baylor stays home for back-to-back Big 12 games for the first time this season.
• The Bears host West Virginia on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 -- its the first time the Mountaineers have ever visited Waco.
• Baylor and WVU met for the first time on Dec. 23, 2011, a game Baylor won 83-81 in OT to claim the Las Vegas Classic title.

 

 

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